Facing fuel & convenience retailing challenges

Until the pandemic struck at the beginning of 2020, the Automotive Sector was set to be the one business area that would be impacted the most by the 4th Industrial Revolution and be at the forefront of the new technological age. Key speakers at FASA‘s conference in 2021 in the Automotive sector slot expanded on trends and innovations in the aftermarket motor industry. Little did they know that the economic fall-out from Covid-19 was just the tip of the iceberg and that more curveballs were on the way in the form of devastating floods and the war in Ukraine would derail oil prices and have a snowball effect on the economy and their sector in particular. Get an update from the Fuel Retailers Association as they prepare to update franchisees at their upcoming conference.

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Chem-Dry Southern Africa

Carpet Cleaning
Chem-Dry Professional Carpet Cleaning Service Represents the Industry’s Finest in Equipment and Solutions. Our unique approach is eco-friendly, cleans deep, and dries in just a few hours or less so you can go back to life as normal in no time.

Pet Urine Treatment
You love your pets but probably don’t love the mess they or smell of housebreaking accidents resulting in lingering odours smelling like mouldy wool. Our unique P.U.R.T treatment designed to remove over 99% of pet odours.

Leather Cleaning
Chem-Dry offers a safe and effective cleaning of leather furniture that can restore the natural vibrancy and shine of the material. Regular cleanings by a Specialist can prevent undue wear and keep your furniture looking great.

Vinyl Composite Tile
We specialise in floor stripping, waxing & cleaning for Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT). Your Vinyl Composition Tile can stand up to a lot abuse, even in high-traffic areas of a house, but it still needs care and cleaning to keep it looking its best.

Upholstery Cleaning
Our powerful upholstery cleaning equipment is the perfect way to get stains off of your sofas, chairs, loveseats and more. We use the same hot carbonating extraction with natural ingredients to deep clean in a healthy manner.

Commercial Cleaning
Our commercial cleaning customers enjoy the peace of mind knowing their employees have a clean and healthy work environment. We offer commercial carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning and more.

Curtain Cleaning
Our professionals have the appropriate knowledge and tools in order to properly evaluate the best and most effective cleaning process to use on the valuable drapes leaving your home healthier, and a more allergen-free place to live.

Tile & Stone Cleaning
Tile and stone floors are very beautiful but very susceptible to dirt and bacteria build-up. Over time, these floors require professional deep cleaning. We offer tile cleaning, stone cleaning and grout cleaning for your home.

Area Rug Cleaning
Rugs can provide a focal point and improve the look of any room – when they are clean. If you have an area rug, oriental rug, Persian or another style rug which could use a good cleaning, we can bring the life back into it.

Speciality Stain Removal
Our professionally trained technicians can help remove stubborn stains including ones that other cleaning companies won’t touch. Learn how Chem-Dry’s proprietary solutions can knock the toughest stains out.

Flood Damage
Water damage can never quite be predicted. Washing machines break, pipes burst and sewage backs up at any time of the day. We understand the stress of such events and will do everything we can to assist.

Granite Top Renewal
Our proprietary process consists of a deep cleaning, residue removal, sealing and polish that will revitalise your counter tops and leave a beautiful shine you’ll enjoy for years to

As FASA celebrates 40 years… It reflects on the 1970’s

As the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) celebrates 40 years of representing what is considered one of the biggest business sectors in South Africa

  • contributing over 15% to the country’s GDP, we reflect on the decade that not only saw the birth of our democracy but a surge in franchise activity.

With franchise fast food and restaurants cementing their popularity in the 1970’s, other business sectors started to look at the franchise model as a way to expand their businesses. With Pick n Pay introducing the convenience store concept, others soon followed and the first Shoprite was founded in 1979 in Cape Town and the retail side of franchising starting gaining momentum.

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Women now drive the world economy

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A good ten years ago, the Harvard business review noted that ‘women now drive the world economy’ although a survey by Boston Consulting Group at the time found that women felt ‘vastly underserved’. Has anything changed since then?

With women driving between 70 and 80% of all consumer purchasing, it’s time that women were taken seriously and not be subjected to the ‘make it pink for the female market’ syndrome. Today women tend to control family finances and make purchasing decisions, including for children and extended family.

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On Tap helping to change the world we live in

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The On Tap Group considers charity work to be of utmost importance in our country, which plays directly into our mission statement of “providing a work environment which is based on growth, career development, and team spirit”.

As a national franchise company, contributions towards charity are generally made from a store level in their respective areas, and towards causes they feel close to their hearts. Whilst these independent contributions do make a difference, they do not always create the big enough impact that is needed. By streamlining these contributions in 2018, On Tap ensured that the overall impact was greatly improved.

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10 vehicle safety tips for your festive season trip

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With the festive season around the corner, it’s a time to take that much-needed break and reflect on the year’s up’s and down’s and spend time creating memories with those nearest and dearest! FASA member AAAS has given us some tips to make sure your vehicle is safe and ready for that holiday trip – whether you’re heading for the bush, a scenic retreat in the mountains, or a blissful beach holiday at the coast.

“Millions of South African motorists will take to the highways to get to their favourite holiday destinations this festive season. A holiday is intended to be a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but the difference between pleasure and a dreadful holiday often depends on whether you take the time to prepare your vehicle for the trip. Many common vehicle problems can be picked up by inspecting your vehicle, listening for strange noises, noticing unusual odours or even sensing a difference in the way a vehicle drives;” says Hugo Grobler, National Franchise Manager at Auto Care Diagnostics, (ACD).

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